Community Health Services – Prenatal & Postnatal Classes

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Community Health Services have cancelled prenatal and postnatal classes until further notice. Please call 403-502-8215 for more information.

Prenatal & postnatal classes are held at Medicine Hat Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Road SE). For more information or to register, please call 403-502-8215. Please have your Alberta Health Care Number available when you call.

PART 1: Baby Building (Free, 2 classes)
Designed for the early part of pregnancy—the sooner, the better!
Topics covered:

  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Body Changes
  • Medical Tests
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Emotional Changes
  • Signs of Preterm Labour

PART 2: Labour & Delivery ($40, 2 or 4 class series depending on due date and preferences)
Usually attended in the 3rd trimester. A hospital tour is included.
Topics covered are:

  • Labour and Delivery
  • Medical Interventions
  • Recovery and Postpartum
  • Newborn Care
  • Infant Feeding

PART 3: Baby Steps ($40, 6 class series)
Attend after your baby is born (bring your baby to class).
Available topics:

  • Adjusting to Parenthood
  • Infant Sleep Patterns
  • Common Illness
  • Brain Development
  • Infant Massage
  • Caring for You and Your Baby
  • Infant Safety
  • Sex, Love, and Babies
  • Baby Weaning
  • Nutrition
  • Childcare Option
  • Growth and Development

If finances are a concern, please call 403-502-8215. You may qualify for free classes.

To book pre and postnatal classes online, or to find information about the Best Babies program, please visit:

ONLINE CLASSES: a Healthy Pregnancy | Birth & Babies (


Pre-postnatal Poster

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